Poetry Portfolio Project

By: Mary Martinez

Why I chose these poems& who I dedicate them to!!

I picked these poems not only because they explain how I feel, but they mean something to me. I feel like LIFE isn't easy and no one has it easy but all of us can make a difference not just in our life, but in other people's life. You can share a inspiring quote, have a deep conversation, or just share laughter and happiness with someone. I love making people happy or making them laugh. I know life is rough like how much your heart can hurt and how much your eyes can water. I hate seeing people sad I want them to be happy because being happy reminds you how beautiful life is. I love the running because I escape the world I feel like nothing or no one can stop me. I run away from everyone, my thoughts, and worries. When I am done running I remember how blessed I am to breath. The teacher poems are about Ms. Brooke Bennett now known as Mrs. Hartgraves, she was my favorite teacher in 7th grade. She literally changed not just my life but my perspective of it. She helped through the roughest days she would remind me I was worth more than gold. I was somebody important. She helped me remember that life was beautiful. She was like a mom, sister, and best friend to me. When she moved it crushed me because I didn't get to say goodbye to someone who mean't so much to me. What I have learned is to be thankful that god had put in her in my life and to live the way she knows I should live. I will always remember her as being a big person in my life.

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Escape By Running by Laura Muhawesh

http://www.bpr.com/triathlon/poetry.htmToday I will run as far as I can and I will not stop until I am spent. I will run from my fears, and run from the pain.

Today, I will run and I will run without gain. I will run, today, with a power to live. I will run with my love and my pride and my hate.

I will run today and no one will know that I am running away and no one said “go.”

When I run today, I will not think, my mind and thoughts will my legs overtake.

My muscles will pump and the blood will flow through, my joints will ache and my body will drain. But through all of this I will keep running, because when I run, to the road I’ve submit.

My mind will be gone in its own quite place, and no noise will I hear nor smile will I fake.

Today I will run as strong as I can and today I will run with no finish line.

Examples of Figurative Language

Simile- I will run as far as i can.

Personification- "My mind will be gone in its own quite place."

Poem Analysis

Mood: determined and optimistic

Theme: Running is when you can clear your mind of everything and have no end on the journey you take.

Subject: Running takes you places.

What Now By: Rihanna ( song )

[Verse 1]
I've been ignoring this big lump in my throat
I shouldn't be crying, tears were for the weaker days
I'm stronger now or so I say
But something's missing

[Pre Chorus 1]
Whatever it is, it feels like it's laughing at me through the glass of a two-sided mirror
Whatever it is, it's just laughing at me
And I just wanna scream

[Chorus 1]
What now? I just can't figure it out
What now? I guess I'll just wait it out(wait it out)
What now? Ohhhh what now?

[Verse 2]
I found the one he changed my life
But was it me that changed
And he just happened to come at the right time
I'm supposed to be in love
But i'm numb again

[Pre Chorus 2]
Whatever it is, it feels like it's laughing at me through the glass of a two-sided mirror
Whatever it is, it's just sitting there laughing at me
And I just wanna scream

[Chorus 2]
What now? I just can't figure it out
What now? I guess I'll just wait it out(wait it out)
What now? Please tell me
What now?

There's no one to call cause I'm just playing games with them all
The more I swear I'm happy, the more that I'm feeling alone
Cause I spent every hour just going through the emotions
I can't even get the emotions to come out
Dry as a bone, but I just wanna shout

[Chorus 2]
What now? I just can't figure it out
What now? I guess I'll just wait it out(wait it out)
What now? somebody tell me
What now?

I don't know where to go
I don't know what to feel
I don't know how to cry
I don't know ow ow why
I don't know where to go
I don't know what to feel
I don't know how to cry
I don't know ow ow why
I don't know where to go
I don't know what to feel
I don't know how to cry
I don't know ow ow why

So what now?

Figurative Language

Personification: "Whatever it is, it's just sitting there laughing at me"

Simile: "Dry as a bone"

Mood: depressing, lost, confused

Theme: She doesn't know how to deal with her emotions because it's to much at once. She feels like her feelings are taking over her life.

Subject: How lost in her emotions she is
Read more: Rihanna - What Now Lyrics | MetroLyrics

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While You Weren't Here By: Janet Micheal

While you weren't here
I cried every night
A million tears fell
Still my heart wasn't right

While you weren't here
I did what I could
Hoping against hope
My decisions were good

While you weren't here
I gained some in age
Things just went on
And life turned a page

While you weren't here
I just tried to go on
Knowing what didn't kill me
Would only make me strong

While you weren't here
A whole lot got changed
My life became different
My world rearranged

While you weren't here
I had to learn to be alone
To stand on my two feet
To make my own home

So that's where I am now
At this stage of my life
Still scared and alone
Still coping with strife

And oh how I wish that
Things could be different
That I could go back
To a time in the past

To a time before
You weren't here

Source: While You Weren't Here, Inspirational Poem http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/while-you-werent-here#ixzz2jLabHoUn

Figurtative Langague

hyperbole: "A million tears fell"

Mood: Lonely, stressed, gloomy

Theme: Making changes without that person at their side.

Tone: depressing and getting their life together

Subject- Learning how to live without that one person

why I chose this poem?

It reminds me about how i feel towards my ex-bf

Fall By: Joyce Alcantara

You may see me struggle
but you won't see me fall.
Regardless if I'm weak or not I'm going to stand tall.
Everyone says life is easy
but truly living it is not.
times get hard,
people struggle
and constantly get put on the spot.
I'm going to wear the biggest smile
even though I want to cry.
I'm going to fight to live
even though I'm destined to die.
and even though it's hard and I may struggle through it all.
you see me struggle...you will NEVER see me fall.

Source: You Will Never See Me Fall, Inspirational Poem http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/you-will-never-see-me-fall#ixzz2jLnAwCmb

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Figurtative Langague

Mood: empowered, determined

Tone: Strong and willing

Theme: Being able to fall and get back up to prove the world wrong,

Subject: Not letting anyone bring you down.

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Live Life By: Livelovelaugh

Life is crazy,
and totally unpredictable...
It's going to push you over,
kick you while you're down
and hit you when you try to get back up.
Not everything can beat you.
Things are going to change you,
But you get to choose which ones you let change you.
Listen to your heart,
Follow your dreams,
And let no one tell you what you're capable of.
Push the limits,
Bend the rules,
And enjoy every minute of it.
Laugh at everything,
Live for as long as you can.
Love all,
But trust none.
Believe in yourself,
And never lose faith in others
Settle for nothing but only the best,
And give 110% in everything you do.
Take risks,
Live on the edge,
Yet stay safe,
And cherish every moment of it.
Life is a gift,
Appreciate all the rewards,
And jump on every opportunity.
Not everyone's going to love you
But who needs them anyways.
Challenge everything,
And fight for what you believe.
Back down to nothing,
But give in to the little things in life,
After all, that is what makes you.
Forget the unnecessary,
But remember everything,
Bring it with you everywhere you go.
Learn something new,
And appreciate criticism.
Hate nothing,
But dislike what you want.
Never forget where you came from,
And always remember where you are going.
Live Life to its fullest,
And have a reason for everything,
Even if it's totally insane.
Find Your purpose in life,
and Live it!

Source: Live Life, Inspirational Poem http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/live-life#ixzz2jLqUfhW0
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Figurtative Langague

Personification: "Life is crazy"

Mood: inspiring, joyus, confident

Theme: Do want you love, life is to short to be anything but happy and extroniary.

Subject: Life is more than being normal and always living by the rules.

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